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MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
-- they don't realize that if you raise taxes from 35% to 39.6%, warren buffett will go, go ahead, raise taxes on me. i don't care. because he's paying at 14% because capital gains and all these other things are so low. raising the marginal tax rate does not impact the super rich because their accountants and their tax lawyers will take care of them. that's why we should go after the loopholes. >> you should ask warren about that tomorrow. >> i'm excited. >> in the large scope, raising the marginal tax rate on the top end is spur purely a symbolic t. and the reason warren buffett is able to say, well, my secretary is taxed at a higher rate than i am is not because of that rate, it's because of the capital gains rate at 15%. >> we need to ask him about that, too. and i'm sure he would agree capital gains rates, which were about 28% under bill clinton when we had the roaring '90s, are at 15% right now. i've got to say, this is one of those areas where, when i was in congress, i wanted the capital gains rate to go down, thought it was too high at 28%. it's at 15% now. if you want to look at
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
other issues? we had warren buffett on the show yesterday. warren buffett said raising the top marginal tax rate to 39.6% wouldn't catch any of the top income earners in america. that it would not impact them at all. now why shouldn't republicans be focusing on that, the real political battle in washington today, instead of focusing on a battle they know they're going to lose, against a woman of color after they just got shellacked in the polls among people of color and females. why are they doing this? and, andrea, a bigger question, as we go to a new congress, is john mccain going to continue to have the disproportionate impact that he has on foreign policy in the republican senate caucus? mika and i talked to so many people over the past two, three years that say we want, republican senators, we want out of afghanistan but, you know what, we just sort of stay out of john's way. how many times have we heard that? >> a lot. it's disturbing. >> we hear it all the time. they stay out of his way. are they going to blindly follow and, again, i love and respect senator mccain, but i don't w
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
it. >> okay. >>> coming up, warren buffett will be here onset. also senate majority whip dick durban. jake tapper and celebrity chef tom colicchio. >> those are all great. but now, unfortunately, we've got to wait for our good guests to come on. >> we're going to lose everyone. >> up next, jim vandehei joins us here onset. >> the clicking of channel changers across america. jim, we love you! come over here! >> bill karins -- oh, no, speaking of -- >> what? >> we call him c.g. for -- >> no, we don't. >> c.g., what do we got? >> now i've got to think of something creative for what c.g. stands for. snow is falling in a few areas this morning, we're looking at new jersey, looks like the suburbs outside philadelphia and new york could see snow. getting ready to treat a lot of those roads. a lot of that eco friendly rock salt. let's show you what's happening on the radar, the pink is where it's a little bit of a mix and the green is the rain. we've set up the boundary line somewhere north of philadelphia and just north of new york city. below that, it's kind of a mix or rainy around philad
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
in this thing. >> which is what warren buffett said, it's not going to stop people from investing. the republican fear is that we agree to revenue hikes, but we don't actually ever get these spending cuts, the spending cuts are pushed down to the road and they never materialize. i was in columbus, ohio, during the campaign. there's an amazing guy, the mayor of columbus, a long-term democrat, and he's done a deal on finances. when the crisis hit, he cut as much as he could in the back office, things people didn't see. he hadn't cut enough. sew went to the business community and said i can carry on cutting. i can put police services, park services, things that will actually affect the city of people's desire to live here, or we can have a revenue hike. and because he had already done the cuts in the back office and he could lay them out, the business community 100% supported a revenue hike. it was a really interesting model in one city. okay, it's one city. it's not the country, but it's an interesting model of how you can use cuts. >> i wasn't going to object what you said, i was g
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